An eight-week online workshop for urban conservation in Southeast Asia
Application deadline extended. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the course is fully enrolled.
To help advance urban conservation practice in Southeast Asia, we are again partnering with Think City Institute to offer our online course for urban planners, architects, and associated urban conservation professionals from Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) countries.
The course will follow the Historic Urban Landscape approach and will examine methodologies, practical tools, and techniques for the conservation of historic places. In addition to the online workshop, there is the potential for an onsite case study later in 2024.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Think City Institute
International Course on the Conservation of Earthen Architecture
January 25 to February 23, 2025 Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Nizwa, Oman
The third session of this month-long training initiative will be held in the World Heritage city of Al Ain, UAE, and in Nizwa, Oman. The course is organized by the Getty Conservation Institute in partnership with Department of Culture and Tourism–Abu Dhabi and the Oman Ministry of Heritage and Tourism.
The course aims to improve the practice of earthen heritage conservation by providing practical training for mid-career professionals from the Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian regions.
In January, we stopped by the UCLA/Getty program labs at the Getty Villa where students from the program were polishing steel coupons for a coatings test. They’re testing various coatings, including waxes and acrylic resins, on metals to see how the coatings erode over time.
Our winter cohort of scholars arrived in January. Pictured from left to right: Cornelius Holtorf is UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures at Linnaeus University, Giorgio Buccellati is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles, and David Saunders is Honorary Research Fellow at the British Museum. They are in residence through the end of March.
The Conservation Guest Scholars program provides opportunities for professionals to pursue research on topics that bring new knowledge and fresh perspectives to the field of conservation.
At the dawn of the 20th century, a new world was under construction.
Steel, glass, and concrete could be produced on a massive scale thanks to the industrial revolution, and urban development flourished. Suddenly, everything could be made bigger and faster, resulting in new forms of architecture, new cities, and new means of transportation that transformed people’s daily lives.
Last August, twenty-six modern heritage professionals visited Getty as part of the International Course on the Conservation of Modern Heritage, a course designed to address the issue of modern heritage conservation.
A participant enjoys a tour of the Sheats-Goldstein Residence, designed by John Lautner.
But It’s Not That Old!
“Modern heritage in the Philippines is underappreciated,” said Gerard Rey Lico, a participant in our International Course on the Conservation of Modern Heritage. Many Filipinos “don’t even consider it heritage because it’s not old enough.” Lico seeks to change that.
International Course on the Conservation of Modern Heritage
Coming in Spring-Summer 2025
Online and in-person in Los Angeles
Targeting mid-career professionals, the course aims to advance the conservation of modern heritage, landscapes, and architecture by providing participants with methodological and practical tools through lectures, discussions, exercises, demonstrations, site visits, and field projects.
Applications will open June 1, 2024.
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Participants in the 2023 International Course on the Conservation of Modern Heritage taking part in a site visit.
Artist Dialogues: Gala Porras-Kim
Conceptual artist Gala Porras-Kim, Getty’s Artist in Residence from 2020 to 2022, is the subject of the latest film in our Artist Dialogues series, which engages L.A. artists in conversations exploring their art, materials, fabrication processes, and working methods, as well as their thoughts on conservation.
Newly available in the Conservation Collection are books about architectural additions, 20th century paints, portrait miniatures, plastics conservation, Mexican mural paintings, Renaissance panel paintings, restoration theory, and color in Classical sculpture.
The winter 2024 update includes abstracts on the complex properties of plastics, street art and anti-graffiti coatings, paintings by Andrea del Sarto, artists’ materials, textiles from Abegg-Stiftung, and videos from the National Gallery, London.
We are seeking a highly-motivated, self-directed and organized information technology professional to support the Arches Project, an open source data-management platform providing a robust suite of software tools for a broad range of data-management needs of the international cultural heritage community.
We are seeking a conservation professional with experience in the conservation of wall paintings and architectural surfaces, and a keen interest in research, documentation, practical conservation, and training.
We are seeking a conservation professional with high-level experience in preventive conservation and a keen interest in education to fill a four-year limited-term position in our Collections Department.
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